Monday, February 12, 2007

An Observation About Second Marriages

Second marriages fail more often than first marriages, which seems strange to me.

We bring so many expectations into our first marriages that our partners can't possibly live up to them. I can understand why first marriages fail.

But when the same problems occur in your second marriage, isn't that about the time you realize that it's not your partner who is causing these problems? It's you.

And if it isn't you, then who picked two partners with the same problems, twice in a row?

Speaking as someone on his second (and hopefully last) marriage,

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